Leadership Board and Hearts Expanded

At our February General Membership Meeting, Charles Krupinski, was sworn in as a general board member. Charles is also a member of the Raleigh Jaycees. We are very excited to work on Charles’ great ideas and that our board isn’t all women anymore! Charles has been in many Jaycees leadership and chair positions.

We stuffed a van full of donations for the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina. The Boys and Girls home provides a loving foster environment for children who have been abused or neglected. Representative Gary Green from the home filled us with inspiration by telling us about some of the residents of the Home and the excitement of the Charter School they are working on. It is one thing to raise funds or collect donations, but it is even more awesome to see those things at work!

Welcome to the Board, Charles!


Spreading Some Love

The Cary Jaycees enjoyed getting together to make Valentines for the residents of the Cary Health & Rehabilitation Center. Co-chairs Karen and Jamie supplied craft items and several members and their families spent Sunday afternoon pasting, cutting, and being creative. The Valentines were hand delivered by the co-chairs and their families on Valentine’s Day.


Thinking of Christmas 2013 Already? 

Thank you to everyone who participated in and attended the 2012 Christmas Parade. We all had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect. Details and registration for the 2013 parade will be posted in August. Please contact us if you are interested in serving on the planning committee.

We’d also like to thank the Town of Cary Solid Waste staff and Spruce Volunteers.  A total of 15 volunteers worked 30 collective hours to collect 16 bags of trash and 9 bags of recycling. That’s amazing!


Parade Grand Marshal and Emcee

For the first time, we will have an emcee! Our emcee is Steve Daniels. He is the co-anchor of ABC11 Eyewitness News at 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm Monday-Friday. Steve also anchors ABC11 Eyewitness News at 10 pm weeknights on CW22.

We are honored to have The Town of Cary Department of Solid Waste featuring Sammie Garris as this year’s Grand Marshal! Sammie started his career with the department in 1976.  Sammie is now one of the Division's automated truck drivers. The Cary Jaycees would like to thank the Town of Cary’s Department of Solid Waste for helping to keep Cary clean, green, and beautiful. 



Parade Parking News

In addition to the parade, the Concert Singers of Cary will be presenting their Holiday Pops concert at the Cary Arts Center; the concert will begin at 3pm.  Additional traffic is anticipated.  The Town is making special accommodations to help with parking.  The Town will provide two C-Tran shuttles that will run between Town Hall and the Cary Arts Center between 1-6pm.  You will be able to park at the Town Hall parking deck (located beside the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave).  At the end of the parade, participants and attendees will be able to board the shuttle in Parking Lot 3 (see map) and ride it back to the Town Hall lot.

Parking Lot 2 will be blocked off for those attending the concert.  Parking Lot 3 will be reserved for accessible parking only, in addition to serving as the shuttle pick up/drop off point.  Parking Lot 1 will be reserved for the band buses. Lots 5 and 6 will be open.